Need to post - bad day Have been developing a cold, and it hit me today. Woke pouring with sweat at 3.30 with Dee going to the loo. Always takes a long time but eventually new pads and back to sleep. Stayed in bed 'till 8, sweating, sore throat, aching, blocked nose. Would have given anything to go back to bed, but got Dee toileted, washed, dressed and made breakfast. Curled up in chair not wanting to move but went shopping in village - by car - now have linctus etc. It's Saturday, can't ring our GP, don't want to action Care-Line as the nurse will tell me to do what I'm already doing and don't know what happens at the Memory Clinic at weekends. Neighbours have their Saturdays and, truly what could they do. All I wanted to do was go to bed. Fixed simple soup lunch. chucked everything into the machine including the breakfast things that Dee had insisted washing up. Curled up in chair. So grateful that Dee is loving and wants to help, although it doubles the work. But makes you realise how vunerable we are as lone carers of someone who really depends upon you. Well that's got it off my chest, now a simple meal, drink and to bed early.